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  • Second-hand car prices on the increase

    Why are the prices of second-hand cars skyrocketing? The price of used cars are going through the roof and while this is good for the seller, it is a much bigger expense for used-car buyers out there. Why the increase? Well, as most of us are aware by now, there are huge supply chain and production issues in the car...

  • A Comprehensive Guide on a Car Check in Ireland

    Car History Checks Purchasing a new car is a pretty straightforward process — you research different models, shortlist a few that appeal to you, take the shortlisted cars on test drives, and buy the one you like the most. But this is not the case with pre-owned cars. Many people are now choosing to purchase used cars, simply because they...

  • Importing a vehicle into Ireland - How to prepare for the VRT inspection

    What is the Checklist of Documents Required for VRT? A car VRT or the Vehicle Registration Tax is an amount that you need to pay while registering a vehicle in Ireland. It is illegal in Ireland to drive a vehicle without registration or paying VRT. Once you purchase a car, you need to set up an appointment with the...

  • New car registrations increase during first 10 months of 2021

    New Car Registrations 2020 Figures released by SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car registrations have risen by 18.9% since January with electric car sales also increasing in the same period. There were 2,646 new car registrations during October which was a 15.2 per cent increase on October 2020. Registrations were also up by 21.4 per...

  • Car prices could rise by an average of €1,500

    Car prices to rise dramatically It is being reported by motoring industry bosses that car prices will rise by an average of €1,500 next year. Anecdotally, car dealers are already increasing their prices by at least a thousand euro and in some cases, two thousand euro on some models due to the shortage of used cars in the market. Any...

  • New car sales increase during August

    New Car Sales New car sales were up by 25% to 6,013 registrations during August compared to the same time last year. Hybrid cars sales are also seeing a huge increase, with 15,720 hybrids being sold as well as 6,849 plug-in-hybrids, accounting for 25% of the new car market here in Ireland. Comparing figures from before the lockdowns, there has...

  • Car Repossession in Ireland: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    Buying a car on loan can be a luxury, given that it can cost you a significant portion of your paycheck every month. At times, when you have other financial obligations to take into consideration, repaying a car loan can seem like a hassle. However, if you don’t make the payments on time, you run the risk of having your...

  • Almost 50,000 new cars were sold in the first month of 2021

    New Car Sales January 2021 Amazingly, new car sales were only down 3.2% in the first quarter despite the lockdown with almost 50,000 new cars registered. The top selling manufacturer in the first three months was Toyota with 6,320 new car registrations, ahead of Volkswagen with 5,245. These figures are certainly impressive despite showrooms being closed during the lockdown and...

  • Motor Dealerships set to re-open from April 5th

    Dealerships to open up again in April As part of the easing of restrictions, car dealerships are looking to re-open from 5th of April as they see themselves as a safe environment. Ordinarily, showrooms have low footfall and plenty of room for ‘social distancing’. When speaking about service garages being open for business throughout the lockdown because of being an...

  • Dacia Spring - Europe's cheapest electric car

    Dacia has unveiled possibly the cheapest electric car in Europe. The Romanian car brand owned by Renault, the Dacia Spring EV is being marketed as Europe's most affordable battery-electric car. The new Dacia EV was revealed at the Geneva motor show in the virtual space. The manufacturer promises that the electric crossover vehicle will be Europe's most affordable EV. Already...